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Julie Gordanier & Jared Lathrop Julie Gordanier, Jared Lathrop announce engagement Julie Linae Gordanier of Hermiston and Jared Heath Lathrop of Irrigon are announcing their engagement to be married. The bride-elect is the daughter of Gary and Marl Gordanier of Irrigon, and the groom-to-be is the son of Allen and Dawn Lathrop of Condon. Julie graduated from Riverside High School in Boardman in 2004. She received a nursing degree from Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton in 2010, and works as a registered nurse at Good Shepherd Medical center in Hermiston. Jared is a 1999 graduate of Condon High School and a 2003 graduate of Oregon State University-LaGrande campus, where he earned a bachelor's degree in agriculture business management. He is employed with Banner Bank at Hermiston. The couple will exchange vows April 16, 2011 in Pendleton. Arlington Particulars There are many holiday lights going up around our fair city. Julius Courtney and his crew from the Arlington Community Chamber of Commerce were busy Saturday adorning the Snell Park caboose with festive lights for the season. Official lighting for the Chamber's park decorations will be Friday, Dec. 10, in conjunction with the United Methodist Church's life-size Nativity display• Tis' the season! On Saturday, Nov. 27, there will be a benefit raffle and lunch for 'Stetson,' German Shepherd owned by Brenda Ogren. They have been invited to compete, one of 25 dogs in the nation, at an American Kennel Club event in Los Angeles, Calif. The raffle and soup bar will be at China Creek Golf Course from noon to 2 p.m. 'Stetson' will be in attendance and raffle baskets will be on display• Three special baskets include a full steak dinner package, snack package, and a canine delight basket. All baskets will include gift certificates from local area businesses. Diane Wetherell is chef for the soup bar. Raffle tickets are available in advance at Arlington Hardware or from Brenda or Jeff Bettsinger costing $1 each or 6 for $5. You need not be present to win. Visiting in Richmond, Virginia last week were first- time great-grandparents Louis and Alene Rucker. Miss Jacey Jana Dennison was born Oct. 29, weighing 6 pounds 8 ounces, to Doug and Emily (Webber) Dennison of Richmond. The Ruckers were house guests of daughter Anne Webber and husband Lee and saw their new great-granddaughter daily• The official four generation photo included Jacey wearing a baby dress made by Alene for her mother Emily• The Rucker's experienced the new airport security 'pat-down'. Alene empathized for TSA staff who are just doing their job to keep us safe. For the fwst time in over three years, the 'Wetherell Cousins' party was held in The Dalles, Nov. 10. Ladies attending from here were Darlene (Wetherell) Deen, Irma (Anderson) Wetherell, Nene (Wetherell) Johnson and Phyllis (Wickland) Sumner• The group was chauffeured by Karen (Farley) Bishop of Hermiston and were joined for lunch by Evelyn (West) Lacey and Reva (Bottemiller) Christopherson of The Dalles. We are having a knee surgery epidemic! Recently Helen Tomicic, Dennis Gronquist, Kay West and Marie Rudisill have had knee surgery. Glad to report that all are doing well. 'Cowboy Christmas' will be the theme for United Methodist Women's Bazaar and Luncheon Saturday, Dec. 4. Menu for lunch includes roasted game hens with cowboy wild rice, glazed carrots, green salad, corn November 25, 2010 West bread and cherry cobbler ala mode for $7• Bazaar pre- view begins at 11:30 a.m•, lunch at noon with the sale starting at 1 p.m. Crafts of all kinds will be available for purchase, hand embroidered tea towels, pillow cases, baked goods and Christmas decorations. UMW's 1880 reproduction quilt will be awarded during the afternoon. You can still purchase quilt tickets that day for $1 each or 6 for $5. This event should really get everyone in a holiday mood! Not one of the Friday Bridge Ladies mentioned they were omitted from this column last week! Phyllis Sumner was hostess on Nov. 12 with Francie Morris winning high and sharing slam with Irma Wetherell who had the second high score• Karen Bishop of Hermiston was a guest and also won low. Last Friday Nene Johnson was hostess, with Karen and Alcenia Byrd as guests. Alene Rucker won high, second was Kay West, Jeannie Kirksey and Alcenia shared slam and Karen was low. See you next week when we are all 2-5 pounds heavier. RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL SERVICES. INC. Member FINRA / SIPC INDIVIDUAL SOLUTIONS FROM INDEPENDENT ADVISORS ~ Stocks ~ Bonds The "nines-Journal Page 3 Garden Club plans party The Condon Garden Club will celebrate the Christmas Season with a no host luncheon Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1 p.m., at Country Flowers. This year's 'Yard of the Month' recipients will be honored guests at the luncheon. A gift exchange of gardening related items, with a price limit of $5, will be held. Gifts will he provided for the guests. For more information, call Myrtle Potter, 541-384- 4150, or Eva Lou Greiner, 541-384-4239. Now showing at LIBERTY THEATER Condon MEGAMIND RATED: PG HOURS Friday thru Monday Show Time ~ 7 p.m. 541-384-2120 ~ Mutual Funds ~ Retirement Plans front. Other school l 7tiOrl tyN . CDs ~ IRA Rollovers Sherman Coun otes... - Tax Advantage Investments Many people gracmusly • . . " the high school this year. gwe thetr Ume and support to Ut Trees and swags will be at the John Cimmiyo  Branch Manager the Sherman schools At the •-h o, ;. L, t:,a.. • hi ...... ,.,o ....... u,,, ,-.,,,y 305 SW Dodan Ave• Pendleton, OR 97801 6. ' NovFallAwardsPr°gramheld and Saturday' Dec" 3-4'!8 the so,oo, I • , during the basketball recognized Nell Melzer as the tournament Web Site: www.RaymondJamos.£om/Jot]nOnlmo/_ 2010 community member ,  recipient, of the school  " supporter award. She was A][ ap Of P0rg presented with a beautiful -----------T- Sherman, High School letterman s jacket with her Decl'l'lr A Times-Journal feature made available name embroidered on the weekly by Renewals for the 'rimekmmal will be mailed with tle N m. Thank 9ou for 9out d Jrt supporters recognized since 2008 have been Ed Justesen, John Shipley and Dorothy and Don Thompson. Their support and the support of the community is appreciated by the students, staff and administration. According to Jason Earl, Sherman sophomore class president, his class has plenty of trees and swags for sale at GiUiam County Medical Center NEW HOURS: HAPPY THANKSGIVING  Arlington United Methodist Women's 'COWBOY CHRISTMAS' Bazaar and Luncheon Saturday, December 4 Church Fellowship Hall Join us at f,,l' V For These Games on the Big Screen Nov. 26 Arizona @ #1 Oregon 4:00 pin. fat. Nov. 27 Orexjon €,ate @ Standford 4:30 pan. RJ'swill be CLOSED Thanksgiving November 25 Sun. & Mon. - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tues. ~ Sat., ~ 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. 1st Street ~ Fossil, OR 541-763-3335 W00co 00tore Just in time for Christmas! of otlaer great Gift Idea00 for him & herl Come in a check it otttl Lunch served at noon. Sale at I p.m. Baked goods, tea towels, pillowcases, quilt raffle, Cowboy and Christmas gifts and decorations. Devin Oil Co., Inc. 676-9633 ~ 454-2621 ~ 38441414 For information on our Monitor HeaUng System, call our plants at Heppner, 541-676-9633; Arlington, 541- 454-2621; Boardman, 541-481-4876; Condon, 541- 384-4144; or Wasco, 541-442-5277. 10 Years Ago -- Sherman Co. Judge Mike McArthur and Sherman Co. Planner and economic development officer earn awards for leadership in rural development. -- Through the efforts of 29 land owners in Ferry, Devils, Cottonwood and Esau canyons, 16 million gallons of water a year now stays on the land. -- City ofd Lonerock receives a Small City Allotment grant from Oregon Dept. of Transportation and will extend the city's street pavement. 25 Years Ago -- At a public hearing to discuss Senate Bill 138, regarding storage and incineration of hazardous wastes, Chem-Security Systems announces it will not build a PCB incinerator at its Cedar Springs site. -- Oregon Lottery installs a Megabucks computer at Two Boys Meat & Groceries in Condon. -- Members of the Fossil Community Club nominate Andrew E 'Buck' Leckie for a seat on the Business Advisory Council of ECOAC. 49 Years A2o -- Clarence Potter is elected Master of the lgo Grange. -- Arlington students on the honor roll are Margaret Thompson, Pam Marston, Marlene Eubanks, David Grant, Vh'ginia Hughes, Steve Davis, Sandra Welp and Susan Wheelhouse. -- A bus load of teenagers from Fossil and Spray join teens from Arlington at Condon for the annual Elks- sponsored Mixer dance. 70 Years Ago -- Mr. and Mrs. Harry Webster and family leave Arlington for The Dalles, where he has been transferred by the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co. -- Melvin Hayes met Jay Burres and Sandy Larch battled Kennie Buttes in exhibition matches at the Condon FFA vs CCC boys boxing matches. 100 Years Ago -- Organized in 1903, the Condon 1.O.O.E purchases a lot on Condon's Main Street from John Reisacher and dedicates the new Odd Fellows Hall in December 1910. -- Funeral is held for Mrs. GW. Boone, wife of George Boone, a cousin of Daniel Boone. Mr. and Mrs. Boone crossed the plains by covered wagon in 1852, settled at Lonerock in 1871. -- With a big dance and songs by Jock Coleman and others, the Sons of Bonnie Scotland had a great time Thanksgiving night in their hall over Stevenson's store.  1